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Lavina Melbye

February 19, 1917 — November 9, 2005

Edith Lavina Melbye, 88, Red Wing, MN, formerly of Moorhead, MN, died at Angels Care Center, Cannon Falls, MN, on November 9, 2005.

Lavina was born on February 19, 1917, in Ulen, MN, to Einar and Helen (Grettum) Hellem. She graduated from Ulen High School and Business College in Fargo, ND, and worked as a secretary for many years with the Clay County Welfare Department and Concordia College in Moorhead, retiring in 1982. On May 21, 1949, she married Harland Melbye and he died in 1988.

Lavina is survived by one son, Douglas of Red Wing; one grandson, Jameson of Lakeville, MN; three brothers, Leverne (Helen) of Garrison, ND, Kermit (Laura) of North Branch, MN, and Merle (RoMae) of Sun City, AZ; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded death by an infant son, Gary Lee; and three sisters, Helen Hatler, Ruby Hall, and Lois St. Claire.

Visitation: 6 - 8 PM on Saturday and one hour prior to the funeral service in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.

Funeral Service: Sunday (November 13, 2005) at 1:00 PM in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead

Burial: Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Ulen

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